3 May 1984
Show More The Making of the Reader: Language and Subjectivity in Modern American, English and Irish Poetry by David Trotter.
Macmillan, 272 pp., £20, March 1984, 0 333 30632 5Show More
“... not the expected names? No, thank heaven); and in Chapter 11, where three English poets who normally trade in pathos are applauded for at one point departing into anti-pathos – Ted Hughes in Crow, GeoffreyHill in Mercian Hymns and J.H. Prynne in Brass. The reader appealed to, or ‘made’, by these books is defined only by tautology: he is the reader who prefers comedy, or ‘ferocious banter’, to ...”